Morning Round-Up October 13th

Little Rock School Board Has First Black Majority AP
For the first time since federal troops enforced public school integration here by escorting a group of black students into Central High School 49 years ago, the Little Rock school board has a black majority.

Ex-Admiral Is Named New Schools Chief LA Times
David Brewer III draws praise for his leadership and administrative skill. Villaraigosa says he's disappointed the board acted alone in its choice.

Gates spending $30M for charter schools Seattle Times
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is spending $30 million to help build 200 new charter schools for low-income students around the country.

Georgia Employs High School 'Graduation Coaches' NPR
Every high school in Georgia has a new "graduation coach." The coaches' mission is to identify students at risk of dropping out of school and help them graduate on time. Georgia Public Broadcasting's Susanna Capelouto reports.


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